Crop Management

Report on the 2012-2016 California drought released

One of the most severe droughts in the state's history, the 2012-2016 water years in California disrupted the state and called for serious responsive action. more »

Cross-sector work group spurs California’s shift to safer pest management

Expanding integrated pest management, minimizing toxic pesticides, and educating and promoting collaboration while protecting public and environmental health are goals of the Sustainable Pest Management Work Group. more »

Weeds experts share guidance for growers, PCAs at TAC 2020

University of California Extension and Almond Board of California experts shed more light on monitoring, identifying and having a treatment action plan for weeds in orchards. more »

Navel orangeworm monitoring starts now in almond

Every season has a preventative step, and growers are now putting winter sanitation behind them and setting the traps to monitor. more »

Make mating disruption a part of your IPM program

Mating disruption has been around for decades, and has now become an important part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program for some of the California tree nut industry’s toughest pests. ... more »

Growers manage irrigation and nitrogen with CropManage

CropManage is a decision support tool that was developed for water and nutrient management, looking at them together in order to solve the problem of nutrient overuse, irrigation scheduling and the protection of groundwater. ... more »

Etiquette of specimen collection

Well-prepared specimens ensure the lab receives a viable sample. ... more »
black aphids colony

Determining causal agents that threaten orchard health

From disease to pests to water,maintaining orchard health runs the gamut. ... more »

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